Michelle Malkin is on a roll. If I were a liberal, I’d avoid debating her, especially if it means defending this administration. Here’s tonight’s video of Michelle smacking down Tamara Holder:
Michelle highlighted specific parts of Eric Holder’s testimony. Michelle rightly noted that Eric Holder has a history of not getting his facts right. The truth is that he’s gotten most major points wrong while testifying.
When it was Tamara Holder’s turn to talk, she didn’t want to talk about anything concerning this administration. She tried deflecting to things about the Bush administration. When Hannity tried dragging her back to the topic, she said he wasn’t being fair. Then Holder said that it takes time to get the facts straight.
Actually, with the proper leadership, it can happen fairly quickly. It certainly doesn’t take 18 months to find out the truth. I’d further argue that, if I’d given testimony that I’d had to correct once, I’d make certain that I had my facts straight the next time I testified.
I’d hound my people until I got every last detail right and verified. Sloppy work wouldn’t cut it.
The biggest slapdown came, though, when Michelle said that she didn’t think that Tamara Holder knew what she was talking about. Michelle quickly noted that she criticized the Bush administration about Operation Wide Receiver. Then she said that Wide Receiver was nothing like Fast & Furious, which is true.
First, nobody died as a result of Wide Receiver. Second, Michelle is right that the Bush administration got the guns back from Operation Wide Receiver. Third, nobody in the Bush administration went after senate staffers who looked into Operation Wide Receiver.
Thanks to Michelle’s detailed recitation of the facts, Tamara Holder was reduced to saying that investigations take time. That’s true to an extent but they don’t take 18 months, especially when they involve the murder of a US Border Patrol officer.
If that isn’t reason enough for an expedited investigation, then there isn’t a situation that calls for the DOJ’s undivided attention.
Mexican cartels were armed. A US border patrol agent was assassinated with the weapons. That demands an expedited investigation.
Tamara Holder tried defending the indefensible on this administration’s behalf. She failed because Michelle wouldn’t play the typical Washington parlor games.
Like I said, she’s on a roll.